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Minding the Sun Robert Pack

Minding the Sun

Robert Pack

Published April 15th 1996
ISBN : 9780226644073
Hardcover
108 pages
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With characteristic sensitivity and intelligence, Robert Pack reflects on mans relation to and responsibilities toward nature. Throughout, his verses are informed with an ecological vigilance born of his devotion to the New England landscape.TheMoreWith characteristic sensitivity and intelligence, Robert Pack reflects on mans relation to and responsibilities toward nature. Throughout, his verses are informed with an ecological vigilance born of his devotion to the New England landscape.The opening section marks a return for Pack to the musical sensuality of the lyric. These short lyrics are uniquely his: the sequence begins in Vermont and concludes in the Andromeda galaxy, providing an opportunity to hold in mind the nurturing sun of our solar system.The poems of the collections middle section, written in the flowing narrative and meditative mode familiar to Packs many admirers, take up the themes of human sexuality and consciousness. And the final section, replete with puns and paradoxes, shows Pack at his most playful as he muses on art, technology, romantic and marital desire, and the stubborn longing for transcendence. The poet concludes the volume with a sobering plea, The Trees Will Die, to heed the suns example, to cherish and protect our planet and all its living things.